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Wiltshire Ordinarily Available Provision for All Learners (OPAL)

Section One: Trauma-informed Practice

Wiltshire is developing trauma-informed, attachment aware practice across those who work with children, young people, and families. Trauma informed approaches recognise the importance of connected relationships and are helpful when working with everybody, not just those who have experienced trauma. They provide the foundation for promoting positive emotional and mental health.

Five to Thrive: Attachment, Trauma, Resilience, and Emotion Coaching training is available to all settings across Wiltshire, enabling staff to: 

  • support secure attachment: building healthy relationships which are essential to wellbeing
  • promote self-regulation and resilience: better support people to manage their emotions and behaviours   positively which will help strengthen their ability to recover quicker from difficulties
  • be trauma informed: understand the potential impact of trauma on children and young people and know how best to respond
  • understand the impact of adult responses to the behaviour of children, young people and families to improve outcomes
  • develop a common language and understanding

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